Standards of Academic Progress
Effective for classes beginning Fall 2011
Appeals will only be granted for conditions causing extreme hardship to the student, such as the death of a family member, illness or injury of the student, or other special circumstances. The appeal MUST include supporting documentation regarding your mitigating circumstance, such as medical statements or death certificates, or other supporting documentation. Special circumstance considerations will be limited to extreme hardships. Only one appeal for mitigating circumstances will normally be considered during a student’s enrollment at TSTC. However, on a case by case basis, the Financial Aid Office will review additional appeals, based on the student’s circumstances. The Financial Aid Office will consider recommendations from counselors or advisors when reviewing appeals. Appeals are reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid, the Assistant Director of Financial Aid or a Financial Aid Officer. Students may appeal the decision made by the Financial Aid Department to the Director of Retention or the Assistant Director of Retention. Appeals for students who have exceeded the maximum time frame are reviewed by the Retention Department. Students are notified of the appeal decision by email. The decision of the Retention department is final and cannot be appealed. Not enrolling for one or more terms does not remove the probation or suspension status.
TSTC Waco evaluates all parts of the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards [pdf] at the end of each term of enrollment.